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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - IL: Civic Engagement

Chicago, IL – A new snapshot of Illinois immigrants shows the fastest-growing population is coming from Africa. The report also indicates that African immigrants and refugees are the most highly educated members of the immigrant population. Most have arrived in recent years and, when naturaliz

Chicago, IL - Chicago's Crown Fountain will be a "freeze zone" today. Volunteers cooling off in Millennium Park are going to be signaled to, literally, stop whatever they're doing, and stand as still as statues. Organizers of the "freeze" say it's a way to call attention to an upcoming Chicago City

Chicago – New Americans from around the country are gathering in Illinois this weekend to celebrate Democracy Day. In addition, they'll learn how to help fellow eligible immigrants register to vote and fill out citizenship papers. Flavia Jimenez, with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and

Broadview, IL - A tent city is being erected outside the Broadview Detention Center today. Hundreds will be camping out all night to hold a vigil for the thousands of immigrants being held at the center, as well as hundreds more expected to arrive by bus tomorrow morning. Catherine Salgado, with th

Springfield, IL – Campaign finance reform has sailed through the Illinois General Assembly, but it could be held up for a bit now that it's headed to Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The bill would stop state contractors from making unlimited campaign donations when doing business with state officers.

Chicago, IL – Illinois "citizens-in-waiting" are marching to the front door of the regional citizenship office in Chicago today, asking for answers about why it's taking so long to process paperwork for prospective new Americans. Flavia Jimenez with the New Americans Initiative says thousands

Marion and Decatur, IL – Residents are being asked to sharpen their pencils and help Illinois lawmakers determine how the state's budget should be spent, and where the money should come from. The first in a series of meetings begin today in Marion and Decatur, with hearings scheduled across t

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